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ART SHOWCASES

THE DISH ON FUNCTIONAL ART

WORKS BY ELLISON BAY POTTERY (John Dietrich, Diane McNeil) Lanterns, goblets, teapots and more are born at Ellison Bay Pottery, in northern Wisconsin. Their pieces exude warmth, and...

A COLLECTION OF "STATUS HATS"

WORKS BY JAN ALLINGTON Jan Allington wears many artistic hats.  Her work spans from delicate pastel and graphite drawings to photographs and digital manipulation. We are excited to feature...

HAND-CRAFTED STYLE

WORKS BY SARAH AZZOUZI Chicago based, Sarah Azzouzi is trained in the art of hand making hats, also known as millinery. She brings her unique creative style to this age old art by...

PARIS, JE T'AIME

WORKS BY KATHE FRAGA

LOST AND FOUND

WORKS BY CUALQUIERA The pieces seen below range from 3-D work -- busting out of the frame -- created with fabric and/or interwoven or varnished paper, to transformed objects.  Cualquiera, who currently lives in L.A, has...

FROZEN MOMENTS

WORKS BY JOHN PETERSON John Peterson's graphics suggest a dialogue in motion, even when none is provided. Each frozen moment could perhaps have been plucked straight from an intense...

Also labeled: GRAPHICS & ILLUSTRATIONS

HOTEL GRAND

WORKS BY HEATHER MITCHELL Travel photographer Heather Mitchell reminds us of the transitory nature of "place", with her photos of the ruined "Hotel Grand" in Kupari, Croatia.  Now a war relic, the abandoned site evokes a dreamlike state of imagination....

BAHAY

AN ANIMATION BY FRANCIS TORIAGA Francis' work offers an insightful look at this month's theme.  In his own words: "Our hearts are rooted in the native land that we are born in. But what happens when we're taken away? This animation is a...

Also labeled: VIDEO

DIMENSIONS OF PLACE

WORKS BY ANAHIT VART From landscapes that speak of nomadic travels to flights through imagined worlds and, ultimately, abstracted states, Anahit's paintings take us on a journey through many realms of "place".   Her strength in many styles also communicates...

So Empowered: The Stencil/Graffiti Process

by Jessica Sabogal As far as my process goes, what I am about to show is something of the now. Something I have taught myself because there aren't too many artists out...

Also labeled: ART ARTICLES

The Strange and Circuitous Journey of the Boy Who Would Be King

by Barbara J. Lloyd In his embryonic state, the Boy began as a collection of found objects: old silver goblet, ceramic head reject, odd-lot creamer, vintage soda cap, broken...

Also labeled: ART ARTICLES

Photographing Sculptures

{besps}showcase10/stephaniemackenzie|auto=0|height=500{/besps} WORKS BY STEPHANIE MACKENZIE As part of our Artists at Work feature this month, photographer Stephanie Mackenzie shared with us some of her methods. Stephanie's vivid photography jumps off the page,...

PERSPECTIVES OF LANDSCAPE

Landscape is perhaps the most natural subject in the world for artists. It surrounds us, fills our focus, and defines our existence. Yet each artist reads his or her own unique truth in the landscape, and...

FROM THE OUTSIDE IN

WORKS BY SHERI HOEGER

SUNSPOTS

WORKS BY SHERRI LEMIRE Sherri Lemire's art spans a variety of landscapes and places, moving, in this collection, from an interior, mountainous region all the way to a...

FRUIT, FLOWER, FEATHER

WORKS BY CATHY SAVELS In her work, Cathy Savels combines several artistic methods and materials to create mixed media paintings that culminate in a tangible,...

PAST MEETS FUTURE

WORKS BY MICHAEL ROSNER

AFRICA, RECONSIDERED

WORKS BY CRISTINA AVRAMOVICI Born and raised in Romania,...

INTERNAL MOTION

WORKS BY JANE CHAKRAVARTHY Jane Chakravarthy's work invites us to consider water in its fluidity, the way it shapes and molds to its surroundings, its constant movement. Her art weds the emotional and intellectual, demonstrating a way that visual sense can be made of...

FISHING TRIP

WORKS BY GEN RIGHTER   Gen Righter's work recalls for us some traditionally soothing depictions of water—the ocean, the stream—as well as challenges us to think of other, perhaps more muted, ways in which water appears in our lives. Her work also illuminates...